Complete atrioventricular septal defect repair in Australia: Results over 25 years
Laura S Fong, Kim Betts, Douglas Bell, Igor E Konstantinov, Ian A Nicholson, David S Winlaw, Yishay Orr, Thomas Hu, Dorothy Radford, Nelson Alphonso, David Andrews
The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery | MOSBY-ELSEVIER | Published : 2020
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate whether the long-term outcomes of modified-single-patch (MSP) repair of complete atrioventricular septal defect are equivalent to double-patch (DP) repair with respect to survival and risk of reoperation for left atrioventricular valve regurgitation or left ventricular outflow tract obstruction. METHODS: All patients who underwent biventricular repair of complete atrioventricular septal defect in Australia from 1990 to 2015 using either a MSP or DP technique were identified. Demographic characteristic details, operative data, and outcomes were analyzed. A propensity score analysis was performed to balance the 2 treatment groups according to several baseline covariates..View full abstract
Awarded by National Heart Foundation of Australia
Supported by the National Heart Foundation of Australia via health professional scholarship No. 101616 (to Dr Fong).